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axil

the angle between the upper surface of a branch or leafstalk and the stem from which it grows

Axil

 

in plants, the point of divergence between a leaf and a branch. The axils of seed plants usually contain one or more axillary, or lateral, buds, from which may develop a leaf shoot or a branchlet of an inforescence, flower, thorn, or tendril.

axil

[′ak·səl]
(biology)
The angle between a structure and the axis from which it arises, especially for branches and leaves.
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Feeding also occurred within the unopened white spathe soon after the bud emerged from the leaf axil.
Ernst, 1964:7)described the leaves of Berberis as "simple usually fascicled in the axil of a simple or branched cauline spine".
campestre show basal pinnae erect in the axil between trophophore and sporophore, a feature not observed in B.
A scanning and transmission electron microscope study of leaf axil structure in Araucaria cunninghamii.
Webley won the first set easily enough, but lost the second to the dogged Malaysian, Mohamad Syed Axil, before ditching the jack on the last end of the three-end tie-break and emerging the winner, 6-3 4-8 2-1.
Shellooe's career includes senior management roles at AXIL Computers, where he also served as a member of the board, MASPAR Computer Corporation, Pyramid Technology and Hewlett Packard.
Vilandre brings a wealth of financial management experience from some of the industry's leading technology companies, including Oracle, Intel and IBM, and he recently served as CFO of two Silicon Valley start-up companies, Axil Computer, Inc.
Several authors have considered the synflorescence with the elongated and foliaceous main axis, with or without branches emerging from the axil of leaves with developed blade and sheath, as a whole inflorescence termed paniculodium (Mora-Osejo, 1960; Raynal, 1971; Haines & Lye, 1983; Bruhl, 1995; Goetghebeur, 1998).
6): Generally brown, paler where scales have been dislodged; median fins also brown except outer half of soft dorsal fin and caudal fin translucent with dusky grey rays; pelvic fins light dusky brown with paler anterior margin; pectoral rays translucent with large black spot on upper half of fin base, extending onto outer face of axil.
reducta is arranged in a tightly tubular rosette which offers little or no space for axil reservoirs but a large central reservoir in the middle of the leaves.
If successful, they will line up in Friday's quarter-finals against the winners of the first round clash between Ahmed Siti Zalina and Mohamad Syed Axil, from Malaysia, and Isle of Man duo Lilian Slinger and Bob Sellors.